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A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks

Are you bustling down city sidewalks, busy sidewalks and rushing home with your treasures? With so much to do there’s hardly anytime to to plan your social itinerary. Here’s where we can help. The Art&Seek calendar regularly posts close to 1,000 events. Here are a few suggestions you might want to consider.


Contemporary artwork by prominent... | Read More

UPDATED: If An Actor Can Memorize ‘Hamlet,’ He Can Remember Where To Keep His Hands

More than 120 theater artists packed a town hall meeting in Oak Cliff Monday. They were there to hear about a new method Chicago theaters are using to address sexual harassment. The meeting came in the wake of the Dallas Theater Center firing an administrator over inappropriate behavior

The town hall meeting was arranged before Lee Trull was fired last week by the Theater Center. He... | Read More

Art&Seek Jr: Get Comfort And Joy With These Simple Holiday Events

We do plenty of Christmas at our house. Besides the decorating, shopping, and trips to the mall to see Santa, we also partake in a fair amount holiday events like parades, plays, and light shows. Some of these experiences have been on the big and splashy side, which you would think would make them all the more memorable to my daughter. As it turns out, this wasn’t the case. Last week... | Read More

Flickr Photo Of The Week

Congratulations to Clem Montiel from Lleida, Spain, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest. Clem is a first-time winner and follows last week’s winner, Daniel Paasch of Fort Worth.

If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took... | Read More

Arts News You Can Use: Cultural Centers Partner For New Play, Sexual Harassment in Dallas Arts & More

Happy Monday! Thanks for checking out Art&Seek’s weekly look back at the biggest and most important stories in the North Texas arts scene.  If you or your friends want to know more about what’s happening in the North Texas arts world, check out our weekly newsletter. Click here to sign up.

A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting

The cast of... | Read More

Five Unusual Things About The Play ‘Stand-Up Tragedy’

For State of the Arts this week, I talked to Ruben Carrazana and Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso. (You can click above to listen to our conversation, which also aired on KERA FM.) The two have a long background in theater around North Texas. They’re both actors who’ve performed with companies from The Undermain to Cara Mia. Carrazana also directs and Jasso is especially interested in arts... | Read More

The Pervasive Problem Of Sexual Harassment – And The Arts

Sexual harassment allegations are rocking the world of arts, entertainment and media. Not just headline celebrities in Hollywood and New York. In Dallas, in the last month, a curator from the Dallas Museum of Art resigned and the director of new play development at The Dallas Theater Center was fired. We look at factors that make the problem pervasive – and how the arts look compared to... | Read More

The Big Screen: ‘The Shape Of Water’

“The Shape of Water” – the latest from visionary director Guillermo del Toro – features a monster who’s good and humans who’re the bad guys. This week, we talk about the history of sympathetic monsters – everyone from Frankenstein to the Creature from the Black Lagoon – with SMU film professor Rick... | Read More

KXT Interview: Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes

When you hear Wye Oak, you know you’re listening to – well – Wye Oak. The glowing synths, colossal guitar and ethereal vocals are inimitable. And yet, I bet you’d be hard pressed to label the band to one specific genre. As it turns out, that’s just the way the extraordinarily talented Jenn Wasner would have it

Wasner’s the frontwoman for the folk-influenced indie rock... | Read More

The Cedars Is Getting A Little Greener

The plot of land across from The MAC will soon be transformed into a community garden by the gallery with help from Promise of Peace Gardens and Tierra Firme, a local art collaborative.

The MAC Garden is slated to open next February, and beds will be leased to community members for $150 a year. Two beds will be set aside to serve as “collective community gleaning”... | Read More

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